As summer winds down and everyone gets back into the groove of routines, there are some exciting festivals and events that are going on around Kansas City, Kan. From long-running festivals like the Kansas City Renaissance Festival to the exciting new Tacos and Tequila event at Legends Field, there's something fun for everyone this fall. These outdoor events are the perfect way to enjoy entertainment with family and friends while social distancing. 

Below is a list of special events happening this fall. Make sure to check our Calendar of Events for a complete list of events and updates!

2021 Kansas City Renaissance Festival

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September 4th – October 17th

This is the 44th annual Kansas City Renaissance Festival! Since its debut in September 1977, the Kansas City Renaissance Festival has become one of the biggest festivals in America. It is today one of the largest Renaissance Festivals in the country, with an annual attendance of 200,000. Join in on this long-running tradition by visiting the festival grounds in Bonner Springs, Kan. Make memories with your whole family at the KC Renaissance Festival! Making pirate hats and fairy wands, watching the children's knighting ceremony, maypole dancing, meeting and greeting performers, and more will be among the activities available!  Click for more information HERE.

2021 KC Renaissance Festival Theme Weekends                                             

Jonathan Apple Weekend

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Friday, September 3rd  – Monday, September 6th

U-Pick Jonathan Apples will be available on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be available for purchase all weekend. We will have our new treat apple pie nachos and lots more like cider slushes, apple cider donuts, apple crisp take-and-bake,  apple pie egg rolls and many more sweet treats.  More information HERE.

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Taco Royale: KCK Taco Crawl

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Taco Royale KCK Taco CrawlFriday, September 10th

Take part in the inaugural Taco Royale self-led taco tour put on by the KC Chamber, the Welcoming Coalition, the Central Avenue Betterment Association (CABA), and Open Belly Podcast. In addition, attendees will be able to enjoy a taco from each of the 15 participating restaurants. Taco Royale participants receive a map, a bracelet, and a serving at each participating restaurant.  More information HERE

 

Monday, September 13th

913 DayFor this year's 913 Day, we are excited to celebrate all things Wyandotte County. Let us know what local promotions and events are going on in Wyandotte County, volunteer opportunities, and favorite attractions. A map is being developed to show how #WyCoLovesLocal businesses, organizations, and neighborhoods.  More information HERE

 

 

The American Royal World Series of Barbecue

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Thursday, September 16th – Sunday, September 19th, 2021 

The American Royal World Series of Barbecue is the largest barbecue contest in the WORLD and the biggest fundraiser for the American Royal!  What we raise that weekend goes straight to our mission of supporting youth and education in agriculture.  Wanna be a part of the smoky goodness?  Our BBQ Festival in Kansas City this September promises to be unlike any you've ever experienced. There will be live music, delicious BBQ, activities for both big and little ones (Saturday is better for the little ones), and a vendor fair you won't want to miss.  We welcome everyone!  Stay tuned for more information, and mark your calendars  More information HERE

American Royal World Series of Barbecue

Tacos and Tequila

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Saturday, September 25th

Kick back with your favorite throwback artists while enjoying KCK's best taco vendors throughout the festival. You can wash down those tacos with margs and tequila. You can expect Lucha Libre Wrestling, Chihuahua Beauty Pageant, Exotic Cars, Salsa & Hot Sauce Competition, Artistic Photo Ops, and more! Performances by Ludacris, Mario, Twista, Bobby V, Petey Pablo, and more are being announced as the date approaches! 

Experience the brand new renovated Legends Field! We will have the biggest throwback party of the summer, so bring the crew and enjoy an afternoon of great food and great music.  More information HERE

Tacos and Tequila Festival at Legends Field

 

Fall Fest at Common Ground with KC Farm School

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Saturday October 2nd

The celebration of a farm community to enjoy, explore, and imagine. This community celebration is held on Common Ground, our eleven-acre expansion. This open-space farm just east of our beloved Gibbs Road Farm will be the perfect place for the community to enjoy, explore, and imagine what it can become. Tickets are pay what you can!

More information HERE

Fall Fest with KC Farm School

Fairfax Festival

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Thursday, October 7th

The festival will feature live music, a beer and wine garden, local food, raffles, a lawn game tournament, and historical boat rides, as well as a very special guest!  At 4 p.m., the North American B25-D Mitchell Bomber (built in Fairfax during WWII) will fly over the city. at the Fairfax Festival. There will be opportunities to meet the B25-D pilots and….Rosie Riveters.  More information HERE

Fairfax Festival

 

Race Weekend at the Kansas Speedway

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Saturday, October 23rd and Sunday, October 24th

The October Hollywood Casino 400 weekend will feature the best drivers from the Xfinity and Cup Series Playoffs vying for a spot in the Championship 4.  Find tickets and more information HERE

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